have designs on
Contrive a secret plot or scheme, especially with selfish motives. For example, I think he has designs on my job, or Mary has designs on her sister's boyfriend. This term uses design in the sense of “a crafty plan,” a usage dating from about 1700.
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To Berthier, if to any one, Bonaparte entrusted his secret designs, for he knew that he could do so in safety.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
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In pursuance of his generous resolution, he communicated his designs to Allcraft.
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
It is whispered that you are not what you appear: that secret and traitorous designs have led you amongst us.